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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

More Than 260 Dolphins Washed Ashore On Peruvian Coasts

According to officials in Peru, at least 264 dolphins were found dead over a 103km stretch of coastline in Lambayeque, northern Peru during early February.
 
The cause of these deaths is not clear yet, with reports linking the deaths to oil and gas exploration. But some officials believe that these dolphins died after feeding on poisoned anchovies. This theory is based the dicovery of dead anchovies in a similar area that are thought to have fed on contaminated plankton. Samples were taken and sent to Lima for thorough analysis, and to determine what could have caused the deaths of so many dolphins.
 
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